It was not that long ago when Disney finally announced that TRON: Lightcycle/Run would be opening at Magic Kingdom Park, Walt Disney World Resort, on April 4, 2023. While the news was met with great excitement, there was no word about the Annual Passholder’s preview, and we are still left wondering when that will be.
In recent years Disney World Annual Passholders have had the opportunity to reserve a spot for a special preview session and ride the latest attraction before anybody else. This is something that every Annual Passholder tier has access to and something this writer has done personally for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT.
It could actually be argued that a Passholder Preview is pertinent in the case of the new Tomorrowland coaster, as it is set to open on a date on which half of Disney World’s Annual Pass tiers are blocked out of the Theme Parks. Click the link below to read more of that story.
But history could give us a clue as to when we can expect to find out if the Annual Passholders are going to get a preview. Disney Fanatic reported that it was just a little over two months out from Cosmic Rewind’s launch date that D23 received word for their preview, and then it was not long after that–about mid-April–that Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members were give their opportunity to experience the attraction before anybody else.
Looking at the Calendar, then, it could make sense to hear a word about the different preview events for TRON: Lightcycle/Run starting in Late February or Early March. Please note, though, that this is a rough speculation, and it is unclear when we will hear any word for sure.
Either way, the new ride, which originates in Shanghai Disneyland, will most likely be accessible at Magic Kingdom Park via virtual queue and Individual Lightning Lane Access, similar just like Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at the Disneyland Resort in California.
In the meantime, we at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on this and other Disney Parks news and stories as more developments come to light.